Chloé’s presentation for Fall/Winter 2015 told a tale of opposites, as masculine suits shared the runway with dreamy gypsy dresses. Designer Clare Waight Keller opted into the 1970s style revival, and her version of luxe hippie garb was particularly lovely. Alternately, she explored the well-traversed territory of menswear, but her take was feminine, relaxed, and very wearable. Reversible shearling outerwear, slip dresses, and military “guard coats” rounded out Waight Keller’s well-balanced collection.
Silhouettes ranged wildly for Fall/Winter 2015, depending on where you look on the fashion spectrum. In Paris, a majority of designers favored relaxed shapes and elongated lengths, and Waight Keller was among them. Her opening look was a fluidly cut topcoat that glided down the runway accompanied by wide-leg trousers, while fur dusters and gauzy dresses came in similar floor-sweeping lengths. Suiting was feminized for the occasion and given puff shoulders, flared sleeves, and slim belts worn high on the waist. Slip dresses were also introduced, and made the biggest splash when Waight Keller transformed one into a completely gorgeous sweatshirt/dress hybrid that we could see ourselves living in year round. Additionally there were corduroy and denim jumpsuits in the line-up, as well as fringed and patchworked ponchos. Tinged with festival fare (albeit extremely expensive and beautiful festival fare), the collection produced a versatile range of looks that were beautifully proportioned and tailored.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree